The Pathfinder Project, also referred to as Project Voyager, was the title of a Star Fleet Communications project that attempted to communicate with USS Voyager, which was stranded in the Delta Quadrant.
Origins - 2370s
It was created sometime between 2374 and 2376, following the discovery of Voyager's presence in the Delta Quadrant when the Doctor was sent to the USS Prometheus. It was overseen by Admiral Owen Paris, and was based at Star Fleet's Communications Research Center. The day-to-day running of the project was handled by Commander Peter Harkins, and its staff included Lieutenant Reginald Barclay. Deep Space 9 also assisted the project by providing interstellar phenomena forecasts.
It first made contact with Voyager in 2376, using the MIDAS array to create a micro-wormhole. Although the first communication was brief and problematic- merely allowing Admiral Paris to talk to Captain Kathryn Janeway, who assured him that his son was performing well- the communications technology improved to a level whereby contact could be made on a regular basis - every day for eleven minutes by 2377.
Pathfinder Project was abandoned in 2379 when contact with Voyager had been lost for over a year and the crew were officially deemed Missing in Action.
Revival - 2420-2422
|Pathfinder Project - 2420 - PRESENT|
|USS Artemis, EX-11000||Vesta Class||Tyra Crawford|
|USS Nike, EX-11002||Vesta Class||Dal Rishan|
|USS Freyja, EX-11003||Vesta Class||Edwin Oglesson|
|USS Luna, RSV-88000||Luna Class||Aitrus Colso|
|USS Jupiter, FT-96100||Jupiter Class||Edwin Khumalo|
|USS Scott, CRS-98600||Scott Class||Ionathan Mendel|
|USS Phlox, HOS-60806||Nightingale Class||Teresa Poulson|
The Pathfinder Project was revitalised as an independent Task Force following the Attack on the Borg Megasphere with two aims: 1) to locate the Borg Contingency and 2) to track the still-missing Voyager. Comprised solely of modern, Slipstream-capable ships; the Task Force was nominally under the command of the senior CO, Captain Tyra Crawford though individual commanders were expected to act independently when required.
The initial destination point was the Talaxian Asteroid Colony, also the last known location of Voyager. The voyage would take 20 days with current Slipstream Technology, meaning that the Task Force would need to be self-sufficient and look after itself; help would be a long time coming...
|Star Fleet Expeditions|
|Shackleton Expedition (Beta Quadrant):||Narendra Station • USS Sally Ride, LE-20001 • USS Philadelphia, FSV-66053 • USS Nikola Tesla, LE-20004 • USS Nightingale, HOS-60805 • IKV Dreamslayer (Klingon Defence Force)|
|Pathfinder Project (Delta Quadrant):||USS Nike, EX-11002 • USS Freyja, EX-11003 • USS Jupiter, FT-96100 • USS Scott, CRS-98600 • USS Phlox, HOS-60806|
|Star Fleet Units|
|Star Fleet Divisions||Star Fleet Command • Star Fleet Corps of Engineers • Star Fleet Intelligence • Star Fleet Medical • Star Fleet Science Institute • Star Fleet Security • Star Fleet Special Operations Command • Star Fleet Tactical • Star Fleet Logistics & Support Command • Star Fleet Marine Corps (Defunct)|
|Numbered Fleets:||1st Fleet • 2nd Fleet • 3rd Fleet • 4th Fleet • 5th Fleet • 6th Fleet • 7th Fleet • Federation Reserve Fleet|
|Special Task Forces|
|Other units:||Star Fleet Attack Squadrons: 466th Fighter Squadron • 666th Fighter Squadron |
Star Fleet Cadet Training Squads: • Cadet Training Squadron 47 (Red Squad) • Cadet Training Squad Nova
Other units: Star Fleet Rapid Response Teams • Star Fleet Combat Search and Rescue